'''Elbridge Gerry Spaulding''' (February 24, 1809 – May 5, 1897) was an American lawyer, banker, and Republican Party politician.
[[https://books.google.com/books?id=VG3lAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA358#v=onepage&q&f=false Mr. Spaulding and Greenback Resumption (1875, October 16). In ''The Commercial and Financial Chronicle'' (Vol. XXI, p. 358). New York, NY: William B. Dana.]] [[https://archive.org/details/cu31924024759460 Hall, H. (Ed.) (1896). Elbridge Gerry Spaulding. In ''America's Successful Men of Affairs: An Encyclopedia of Contemporaneous Biography'' (Vol. II, p. 739). New York, NY: The New York Tribune / New York Printing Co. / Republic Press.]]
He opposed slavery and supported the idea for the first U.S. currency not backed by gold or silver, thus helping to keep the Union's economy afloat during the American Civil War|U.S. Civil War